It started with some sad news - someone I know passed away last Sunday.
On Monday I was working but my heart simply wasn’t into it. I was already feeling extremely tired, so the news just made it worse.
On Tuesday, I assisted the wake of that person. I tried my best to offer my support and love to their family. Went back to work stressed and exhausted from all the mix of emotions. It’s not my first time being confronted to death, but every time feels so different - grief can be composed of such a wide array of emotions…
On Thursday, it was my birthday. I turned 27 (which I find unbelievable). I wasn’t feeling festive and I was also working that day, so we just celebrated it around a simple diner at home. However I got plenty of lovely birthday wishes & messages, and it filled me up with joy!
One event in specific was extremely sweet : as I joigned the videocall that was planned to celebrate the end of Notion Secrets
‘ first edition (an online course I’ve been working on with Shubham
), everybody started singing happy birthday to me! It was such a simple gesture, but it meant a lot.
On Friday any task, even the most simple one, was seeming incredibly hard. I couldn’t focus, and even fell asleep at some point while working. Pushed through and made it to the weekend - hallelujah!
This weekend I actually got to meet & spend time with Martin
and his girlfriend Sha, after seeing that they had arrived in Lisbon via a Tweet. Reached out via DM and made some new friends (and it turns out that we have a lot in common).